Douglas Carswell

Is the end nigh for Ukip?

5 May 2017 13:17

Ukip is a party dwelling on its past glories rather than its future this afternoon. The party’s leader Paul Nuttall has very…

Did Douglas Carswell try – and fail – to rejoin the Tory fold?

20 April 2017 12:35

Douglas Carswell has just announced that he will not stand for re-election as the MP for Clacton. The independent MP, who…

Banks vs Carswell: this time it’s even more personal

18 April 2017 15:27

Theresa May’s surprise announcement today has caught hacks and MPs alike off guard. While Labour MPs fret over the prospect of…

If Ukip is to survive, Nigel Farage also needs to go

26 March 2017 12:54

So poisonous were the relations between Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell that no-one will have been surprised at the latter’s…

It’s mission accomplished for Douglas Carswell as Ukip’s only MP quits

25 March 2017 13:20

Today Ukip went from a political party with one MP, to a political party with no MPs. Douglas Carswell has…

Paul Nuttall picks a side in Ukip’s civil war

14 March 2017 12:33

A new week, a new drama for Ukip. Although Nigel Farage last month called for Douglas Carswell to be kicked out…

‘Sir’ Nigel Farage gets his gong after all

3 March 2017 17:08

The row about whether Douglas Carswell did or didn’t block Nigel Farage’s knighthood has sparked another bout of civil war…

Ukip’s troubles descend into farce

28 February 2017 11:45

Although last week’s by-elections exposed cracks in Labour, it’s Ukip that has gone into free fall as a result. After Paul…

Ukip’s only MP gives Ukip conference a miss

17 February 2017 15:12

Although Paul Nuttall made a quick escape from today’s Ukip Spring Conference in order to avoid the pesky press, compared…

New Ukip leader says Putin is one of her heroes

18 September 2016 12:05

Diane James, Ukip’s new leader, did her first major TV interview as Ukip leader this morning. And very revealing it…

The Spectator summer party, in pictures

6 July 2016 23:30

In recent weeks, Westminster politicians have found themselves compared to the characters of House of Cards and Game of Thrones over their post-referendum antics.…

PMQ’s sketch: two plank-walkers at the helm of the ship

29 June 2016 16:42

Rare to see a plank-walker at the helm of the ship. Today there were two. Cameron has accepted the inevitable…

MPs gave a pantomime response to Ukip at today’s PMQs

29 June 2016 14:29

PMQs was always going to be an odd event today. David Cameron is going as Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn…

Leave.EU camp stir tensions with Douglas Carswell assassination jibe

4 January 2016 8:35

Although the first rule of spin doctoring is to never become the story, Leave.EU’s Andy Wigmore appears to be taking…

Nigel Farage warns Douglas Carswell: ‘it’s going to have to end’

18 December 2015 15:39

Nigel Farage popped up on the Daily Politics today to warn Douglas Carswell that critical comments about his leadership cannot continue. The Ukip leader said…

Is Douglas Carswell trying to oust Nigel Farage?

18 December 2015 12:26

Douglas Carswell set off a bomb in Ukip this morning, declaring that the party needs a ‘fresh face’ and it should become…

Christmas cheer in short supply at Ukip HQ

18 December 2015 12:00

As MPs and staff depart Westminster to begin their Christmas break, spare a thought for those at Ukip HQ who have…

PMQs: Cameron tries to bring Christmas cheer to the Commons

16 December 2015 13:29

The last PMQs before Christmas will not live long in the memory. After last week’s rather entertaining Eagle Osborne clash,…

I’ve been right about Ukip predictions before, so here’s my latest one

28 September 2015 17:21

Ukip’s conference last week featured some characteristically colourful characters, including a lady with a Nigel Farage tattoo on her arm (and,…

Arron Banks apologises for saying Douglas Carswell is ‘borderline autistic with mental illness wrapped in’

25 September 2015 18:46

Ukip’s autumn conference has turned into yet another war between Douglas Carswell and other parts of the party. Speaking to a…

Exclusive: Ukip split widens as Douglas Carswell refuses to back ‘Leave.EU’ campaign

25 September 2015 17:02

Doncaster Racecourse has been aflutter with rumours of an altercation between Ukip’s sole MP Douglas Carswell and Arron Banks, a Ukip…

Eu referendum

Westminster ‘Out’ campaign snaps up key eurosceptic MPs

3 September 2015 16:25

A cross-party group of MPs, including Ukip’s only MP, is to formally join the Westminster-based ‘Out’ campaign, Coffee House has…

Lucy Powell’s Mean Girls moment: ‘I have never, ever met Jeremy Corbyn’

19 August 2015 9:25

After the Queen’s Speech in May, a number of Labour MPs including Chuka Umunna and Rachel Reeves enjoyed a group…

Inside Ukip: now the infighting is over, the Kippers are readying for the battle of their lives

5 August 2015 16:21

Ukip has been especially quiet over the last few months. Following the party’s disappointing result in the general election, Nigel Farage’s…

Nigel Farage overruled by Ukip NEC on Short money

20 July 2015 17:26

The row in Ukip over parliamentary Short money has finally been resolved. Guido reports that Douglas Carswell, the party’s sole MP, has…